We know that what is in our hearts will reflect by the words we speak, amen? (Matthew 12:34, Matthew 15:18, Luke 6:45) What can change a heart? Romans 10:10 tells us that with our heart we believe unto righteousness and with our mouths we profess our salvation. Once the sinful heart is made clean by the precious blood of the Lamb, we are a new creature (II Corinthians 5:17) and we now have the power to stay away from sin. So how can we do that?
It is the scriptures which cleanse us when we obey them. (Psalm 119:9) We are who we hang around with and who we spend more time with, amen? A woman who is a busy body will not be able to stay away from this awful sin if she continues the same path she’s been on. God’s word warns us about this sin so if she heeds His word, she will be able to be “cleansed” from that sin. It takes action on our part – heeding God’s word – taking control of our spiritual life and actively giving up that sin. It is doable because we possess the Holy Spirit of God who desires to help us during each and every temptation. (I Corinthians 10:13) This is a promise – if this verse does not work for you it is because you chose to continue in the sin rather than say no.
We have a new day, each and every day, to dedicate it to the Lord and consecrate it especially for His good pleasure. What is more beautiful than a woman beginning her day by dedicating her mouth to the Lord? What a beautiful verse to memorize for each and every one of us:
~Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
What is in our heart will come out of our mouth. Therefore, when we begin our day by dedicating the words from our mouth to the Lord, we are going to make a conscious effort to guard our words, amen? We must weigh our thoughts before speaking them. I think of the wife of an unsaved husband. If she begins her day in this manner, her husband will receive kindness and understanding even if he does not deserve them. Since the woman was created for man (and not vice versa), it is our God-given duty to strive to be the godly helpmeet He wishes us to be. (I Peter 3:1-2)
Speaking only kindness takes practice. Holding your temper or sarcastic retorts takes work. It’s easy to speak our minds but it takes work to control the tongue. (James 1:26) Just think of the wonderful benefits you receive when you obey this verse: (1) you’re in God’s will in doing so, (2) you are being a godly testimony to those around you, and (3) the unsaved will see Christ in you and be won over!
When we speak kindness, we are showing our love to the Lord! God sees this and He is pleased. Aren’t you pleased when your children do something good? God is the ultimate parent! He is pleased when we obey His words and put them into action.